In his new role, Schaming will oversee the Office of Cultural Education, which includes the State Museum, New York State Archives and New York State Library.
According to a statement sent to the press, Schaming is expected to work with the Commissioner and Board of Regents to develop policy recommendations related to cultural education, manage a $60 million operating budget and “ensure cultural resources play an effective role in meeting educational goals for all New Yorkers.”
Schaming has served as Director of the New York State Museum since 2012. Prior to that, he was the museum’s Director of Exhibitions, Education and Public Programs.
Schaming helped develop exhibitions including the Great Art series; The World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery Response; and The First Step to Freedom, which featured the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, as well as The Hall of New York and The New York State Hall of Governors exhibitions at the State Capitol.
He serves as the chair of the NYS Regents Advisory Council for Museums. Mark Schaming holds a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College and a Master in Fine Arts degree from the University at Albany.